Media Logic and Social Reality
Thirty-five years on, Altheide discusses his recent thinking about how media logic and mediation is a basic element in constructing social reality.
From the internet to the NSA, he shows how media logic has transformed audiences into personal networks guided by social media. He argues that we have reached the media edge as social media have all but eviscerated the audience as a significant factor in the communication equation; mediated communication is increasingly about media performances and individual selection to promote identity.
Chapter 5: Terrorism and Fear Post 9/11
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Al Qaeda is to terrorism what the mafia is to crime.
—George W. Bush
Waves are not measured in feet and inches, but in increments of fear.
—Big wave surfer
Entertainment media stress fear.
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